With state of the art facilities and world-class faculty, our undergraduate program in dental education prepares students for a career as a dental hygienist. Our curriculum provides a clinical and theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to provide oral health care services in our clinic, schools, and the community.

About Our Dental Education Program

As one of just three dental hygiene programs in the state of Minnesota offering a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, our students receive the clinical and theoretical foundation necessary for a fulfilling and in-demand career.

Since 2013, all students have passed the national, written exam on the first attempt. The Dental Hygiene Program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Our graduates go on to be clinicians, change agents, educators, researchers, and consumer advocates as put forth by the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Real-World Experiences

Our dental hygiene students work with dedicated faculty in an award-winning facility, including our 25-chair public dental clinic.

Prior to working on patients, students have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a dental clinic starting in our dental simulation lab, where students practice dental hygiene skills in a safe, realistic environment.

We encourage and support our students as they participate in research, study abroad and national dental hygiene organizations and involve students in our ongoing efforts to improve access to dental care. 

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Dental Hygiene, BS

In addition to being one of the few dental hygiene programs in Minnesota to offer a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, we also offer a 100% online bachelor's degree completion program.

Advanced Dental Therapy, MS

The Advanced Dental Therapy, MS program prepares licensed dental hygienists for an advanced practice role.

Public Dental Clinic

The Public Dental Clinic provides high-quality care at an affordable price. Care is provided in association with our Dental Education program and we welcome new patients!

About Our Dental Education Program

Learn more about our dental hygiene learning community for first-year students, our faculty, and advising. Please reach out if you have any questions!